At the BJAB we are keen to recognise achievement, effort, progress and kindness to others; within the classroom pupils are awarded class points for such achievements. House points are awarded as certificates in assembly and these are very much prized! As each pupil is assigned to a 'House' pupils work hard to win as many points as they can for their team.
We also have a 'Golden Book' which records the names of those who have done something special during the month. Each term the Head Teacher invites a number of pupils from different classes to lunch in recognition of their special efforts and achievements.
Each 'House' is made up of pupils from across the year groups: Montgomery, Schuman, Herge and Baudouin are lead by a House Captain from Year 6. The leader of each house is responsible for helping their team to work together on projects; assemblies; acompetitions and quizzes; and organising events. At the end of each term the house captains collect points for their team and competition is intense for the award of the House and Sports cups on 'BJAB Day'.
The School Council is democratically elected by pupils from Years 1 to 6. Pupils share their ideas and opinions and are involved in the decision-making process for a range of activities with the support of the Head Teacher. The main responsibilities include the planning and organising of pupil-initiated events and fund-raising for their chosen charities as they consider the needs of others in the community.
Golden Time: runs on a system of rules which include honesty, kindness and working hard. If these rules are broken, the child has dedicated time deducted from his or her Golden time activity which takes place once a week. Activities include board games, painting, construction or an activity arranged with the teacher of the children's choosing. 'Gaining Golden Time' is a positive reward system which prepares the children to take responsibility for themselves.
We are gentle We listen We are honest We work hard We look after property
Children are expected to conduct themselves in a quiet and orderly fashion when moving through the school.